5390 Flynn Crossing Drive | Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 | Phone: (770)-475-1011 | Fax: (678)-867-2867
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Management:

Legacy Academy Franchise Owners Srini and Padma, along with Director Kim Schneider and Assistant Director Bridgette Bell,  lead an exceptional team that brings the highest quality early childhood education to Forsyth County and Alpharetta, Georgia.

Kim Schneider – Director

Kim Schneider graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development & Child Psychology from the University of Georgia. She obtained her teacher’s certification K-5 Early Childhood Education from Georgia upon graduation at UGA.  Kim also studied at Kennesaw College in the Master’s program in Education in 1988, and then received a K-8 Standard Elementary certification from Arizona in 1990. She has spent the past 35 years teaching, training, and working as an administrator for several schools.   Ms. Schneider worked for the past 12 years at the Smithsonian Institution’s Early Enrichment Center in Washington DC where her team led them to become a National Model in Education.  She has presented at numerous NAEYC conferences and has helped many schools receive their NAEYC Accreditation.  In 2010 she became a childcare consultant as well, advocating and guiding families in partnerships with their schools.  In 2014 she moved back to Georgia and began working as a Director.  She has become a key employee with Legacy Academy managing a team of 25 employees.  Ms. Schneider has been an asset in assisting our program in maintaining the highest level of quality.  She was the key person in guiding us to obtain the State of Georgia’s Quality Rated certification as well as maintaining our NAEYC Accreditation and all local state and pre-k guidelines.  She is deeply dedicated to continue working in the field of Early Childhood Education.  She loves conversing with children and on any given day you can find her sharing stories about animals with her young friends at school.

Bridgette Bell – Assistant Director

Bridgette Bell is a Georgia native, having grown up thirty minutes east of Atlanta in the small county known of Rockdale. After completing high school, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences. She spent four years in the Georgia Tech band (Go Jackets!) and has over ten years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Bridgette began her journey at Legacy Academy for Children as the Lead Private Pre-K/ Kindergarten teacher. It is through that experience that she has grown into her role today as the Assistant Director. When asked what her favorite thing about teaching is, she responded with: “I love watching children grow, I’ve always believed that a child can learn anything, it’s all about the way you teach it! I love introducing science concepts at a young age, seeing the spark of curiosity in a child’s eyes and hearing a parent tell you how their child was talking about concepts like Pangea and the seven continents at family reunions just makes the heart sore!”